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Please look at my .txt . Happy New Year!

By Stevieb
Jan 1, 2006
  1. Hello,
    First off, I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your own personal lives to look into my issue.

    I have noticed a copy of weather.exe located in C:\Program Files\Daily Weather Forecast

    Please let me know if my PC is safe.


    Thank you!
    Happy New Year!

    StevieB
     

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  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    It`s adware,not especially harmful,but should be removed,unless you really want the daily weather forecast. http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/weather/ For peace of mind,and good practice, download update and run this http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx occasionally.In SAFEMODE if necessary http://www.pchell.com/support/safemode.shtml Online scans are good too http://www.trendmicro.com/spyware-scan I`d like you to use a different browser too http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/ Have I forgotten anything ?
     
  3. Stevieb

    Stevieb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    After seeing the txt myself; I noticed a couplw:
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe

    is there a reason why there's more than one of these?
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Yes,there is a reason.The trouble is only only Microsoft know it.This is what they say http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=314056 I`m not an expert but your log looks OK to me.Anyway,is your computer showing any signs of infection ? Running slow,locking up,things not working ? If you did everything in my first post,there shouldn`t be too many nasties left.In fact,here`s even more peace of mind http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
     
  5. Stevieb

    Stevieb TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The PC is running okay;

    I just wanted to know why C:\Program Files\Daily Weather Forecast is loaded on my PC. I thought it was type of virus.

    My machine consists of:
    AVG
    Ad aware
    ZoneAlarm
    Spybot

    are these all okay?
     
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    If you didn`t install that program,then it shouldn`t be there.You should either uninstall it using add/remove programs in the control panel(if it`s there)or just delete it directly.You could also check that it`s not starting with windows-click start/run/ then type msconfig,click on startup tab and deselect anything suspicious.As for the programs you`ve listed,there the best in the biz.If you add MS antispyware,you`ll have the full set.
     
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    partypoker is also a trojan.....

    most gambling websites and their warez are trojans - avoid them. Gambling sites are like porn sites - not to be trusted.
     
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